On Duck Pond by Jane YolenOn Duck Pond by Jane Yolen

On Duck Pond

byJane YolenIllustratorBob Marstall

Hardcover | April 21, 2017

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From award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 350 books,Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator,Bob Marstall, On Duck Pond is the first sequel to the acclaimed On Bird Hill, which launched the children's picture book series written for the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world authority on birds.In On Bird Hill, Yolen and Marstall took readers on a surreal journey with a boy and his dog, as they stopped, looked, and noticed things along their path-ultimately discovering the miracle of the birth of a baby bird. On Duck Pond continues the journey of the boy and dog story, this time in a new place-a serene pond, filled with birds, frogs, turtles and other creatures going about their quiet business. Their intrusion stirs the pond into a cacophony of activity, reaching climactic chaos, before slowly settling back to it's quiet equilibrium.This beautiful and enchanting sequel is sure to delight On Bird Hill fans and millions of readers and fans of Jane's popular classics.
Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages, You Nest Here With Me which is a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around t...
Title:On Duck PondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.37 inPublished:April 21, 2017Publisher:Cornell Lab Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943645221

ISBN - 13:9781943645220


Editorial Reviews

A beautiful picture book... both the words and the illustrations are well crafted, but together they become something more: a beautiful picture book that is unexpectedly moving." "Like its predecessor, On Bird Hill, this book is a jewel of a small moment. On Duck Pond is what you take off the shelf when you want to show people of any age how to write a narrative... Captivating.""... grounded in careful, quiet observation... while On Bird Hill had a certain dreamlike quality, particularly in Marstall's slightly surreal artwork, this story feels grounded in careful, quiet observation.""'On Duck Pond' is a lovely, meditative new children's book... With elegant illustrations." "Smoothly crafted couplets and the occasional triplet describe a moment in the natural world when a "quack of ducks" descends on a pond... speaks to the joy of paying attention to one's surroundings." "... lyrical language and awesome art... What I like love about this book: aside from the lyrical language and awesome art? I like the back matter: notes about ducks and birds and exploring ponds." "A beautiful book that is reminiscent of the classics. Kids will read this book and be reminded of the beauty of nature - it's sights and sounds... Multi-faceted and beautifully done... a really beautiful, lyrical feel." "